Earlier this month a group of 13 blind and deaf students performed a collection of Christmas songs at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind’s annual “Expressions of Silence” concert, KRTV reports.
It’s a school tradition: for decades, students have been entertaining crowds through signs and song.
Student performer Brandon Arensmeyer shared how he and his fellow performers express themselves through silence. “It’s like our own special thing. It’s our own culture and we like to share it with everybody,” he said.
The school’s performers have taken the stage all over the country. “We’ve performed for the legislature before. We’ve traveled out of state to Washington D.C., to Salt Lake City … we’ve performed for a variety of audiences,” said Program Director Jennifer Wasson.
The performers are in the 5th to 12th grades, and many have been expressing themselves onstage for years.